06Jun/18

Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children to Open Its Doors to Patients and Families

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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to announce that patients and families will begin receiving care at the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children on Friday, June 15, 2018. The 350,000 square foot Pavilion is the largest expansion to date on the Medical Center Campus.

 

“We are excited and honored to open the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children to the patients and families we are privileged to serve,” said Elaine C. Thompson, PhD, FACHE, Lakeland Regional Health President and CEO. “Through the generous support of our donors, Lakeland Regional Health will now deliver the best outcomes and safest care to many generations of families in a contemporary care environment offering privacy, comfort and elegance.”

 

Approximately 3,000 babies are born each year at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, with nearly 300 of those receiving care in the current Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

 

“The Pavilion for Women and Children brings new technology and care resources to ensure our tiniest and most fragile patients are achieving the brightest futures,” said Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE, Lakeland Regional Health Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This beautiful eight-story addition is a unique healthcare destination providing personalized and comprehensive healthcare to the women and children of our community.”

 

“Lakeland Regional Health is so proud to work with outstanding doctors, nurses and clinical team members who provide exceptional care,” said Timothy J. Regan, MD, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center President and Lakeland Regional Health Chief Medical Officer. “Our team is eager to provide world-class care in this state-of-the-art facility.”

 

The eight-story building is home to:

 

  • 33-bed Children’s Emergency Department, with a dedicated entrance for medical transport and families. This increases the number of LRH Children’s Emergency Department beds by nearly 50%.
  • 17 private suites for labor and delivery
  • 32 spacious suites where both parents can stay overnight with their new child
  • 4 C-section and gynecology surgical suites
  • Polk County’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with 30 private rooms. Level III is the highest NICU designation in Florida, providing babies who are critically ill or weighing 1,000 grams or less with advanced care. Previously, families needing this level of care had to leave Polk County.
  • Pediatric surgical services for procedures such as appendectomies and hernia repairs
  • Pediatric floor with 30 private rooms, including 12 Pediatric Intensive Care private rooms. Each room features space for family members to comfortably stay overnight.
  • Pediatric playroom with activities, music and safe play zones
  • Nemours Children’s Health System pediatric specialty care
  • Compassionate and highly skilled outpatient obstetric care offered at both the Grasslands Campus and the Pavilion, providing convenience for women who need immediate care or procedures.
  • Center for Fetal Care offers moms facing high-risk pregnancies leading-edge maternal-fetal and perinatal care before, during and after birth.
  • Guest amenities including WIP Café, gift shop and chapel
  • State-of-the-art 200-seat auditorium and two adjacent conference rooms for community and team education.

 

Other noteworthy patient experiences include:

 

  • Certified inpatient and outpatient lactation consultants
  • Special touches designed to ensure memorable childbirth experiences
  • Adjoining rooms in NICU and Pediatric units so families with two admitted children can be together
  • Child life specialist care to help hospitalized children feel more comfortable
  • Customizable lighting in pediatric rooms provides children with cheer and control over their environment
  • Interactive games and activities in the Children’s Emergency Department lobby

 

The facility addition was planned after conducting extensive community research on needed healthcare services and was designed with input from patients and families and from physicians, nurses and clinicians providing care. The project brings urgently needed, world class healthcare services to Polk County, while simultaneously providing an opportunity to reduce the number of semi-private rooms on the Medical Center Campus.

Grand opening events included a free Community Celebration on Saturday, June 2, at the Pavilion.

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LEVEL III NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT:

Lakeland Regional Health is home to Polk County’s only Level III NICU with 30 private rooms. Level III is the highest NICU designation in Florida.

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PEDIATRIC ROOM:

30 private rooms, including 12 pediatric intensive care rooms, featuring space for parents who need to stay overnight and designed to be child- and family-friendly.

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LABOR AND DELIVERY:

The labor and delivery suites in the new Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children are built with a spa-like feel. Technology in the unit helps keep expectant moms up and moving.

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CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT:

The waiting area in the Children’s Emergency Department at the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children has several interactive activities to foster a kid-friendly environment and reduce anxiety.

About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 849-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates a Level II Trauma Center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit located within the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine and the nation’s busiest single site Emergency Department.

06Jun/18

Lakeland Regional Health Foundation Launches $5 Million Pavilion Charitable Giving Public Campaign

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Lakeland, FL – On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the Lakeland Regional Health Foundation announced the start of the public phase of its campaign supporting the programs and services of the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children located on the Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Campus. The campaign is expected to conclude in September 2019.

 

The campaign is led by Sarah Dukes McKay and her co-chairs, Paul and Lynn Noris. Of the Pavilion, Mrs. McKay said, “Lakeland Regional Health’s leaders, facility and medical staff are all of the highest quality. This project greatly enhances medical care for patients and families.” Mr. Noris added, “Families shouldn’t have to deal with the logistics we dealt with during Lynn’s illness and the early delivery of our daughter. Lakeland is a world-class community. It is time for this community to take the next step for the women and children in this area.”

Prior to the launch of the public campaign phase, $46.5 million was raised to help fund the Pavilion. Lakeland Regional Health Chief Executive Officer and President of the LRH Foundation, Dr. Elaine C. Thompson, said, “To my knowledge, this is one of the largest capital campaigns undertaken in our area. We are humbled and thankful that so many wonderful people are choosing Lakeland Regional Health as their charity of choice, advancing the future of healthcare for those we serve. With the support of such generous benefactors, we are confident that we will have great success raising the last $5 million for this project.”

 

“The philanthropic support of our donors is key to our continued investment in the health of our community,” said Timothy Boynton, Lakeland Regional Health Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “We are grateful for the many donors who have already stepped forward to stand with us creating this transformational healthcare destination. We are excited to welcome many new donors into the Lakeland Regional Health family through this campaign.”

 

The Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children features approximately 350,000 square feet of inpatient and outpatient space on the south side of the Medical Center Campus. The facility addition was planned after conducting extensive community research on needed healthcare services and was designed with input from patients and families and from physicians, nurses and clinicians providing care. The project brings urgently needed, world class healthcare services to Polk County, while simultaneously providing an opportunity to reduce the number of semi-private rooms on the Medical Center Campus.

 

As a not-for-profit healthcare organization, Lakeland Regional Health is committed to providing effective, safe, timely, efficient and equitable care, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for services. Contributions to the Lakeland Regional Health Foundation provide for advances that keep Lakeland Regional Health on the leading edge of clinical programs, services and technology.

 

For more information about giving and naming opportunities, please contact Tim Boynton at 863.284.1553 or via email at tim.boynton@myLRH.org.

 

About Lakeland Regional Health Foundation

The Lakeland Regional Health Foundation was created as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1971 to support Lakeland Regional Health’s work to deliver nationally recognized healthcare, strengthen the health of the community and advance the future of healthcare for those it serves. 100% of all donations are invested in clinical programs, facilities, and equipment used to care for patients. For more information about Lakeland Regional Health Foundation, visit http://foundation.myLRH.org.

 

About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 849-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates a Level II Trauma Center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit located within the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine and the nation’s busiest single site Emergency Department.

 

04Jun/18

Lakeland Electric Fuel Charge Remains the Same for Next Quarter

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LAKELAND ELECTRIC FUEL CHARGE REMAINS THE SAME FOR NEXT QUARTER - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2018

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018

 

LAKELAND, FL (June 4, 2018) – The Lakeland City Commission voted today to keep the electric fuel charge the same for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter (July/August/September 2018). After giving a presentation at the Monday, June 4th Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended holding the fuel charge at its current rate.

The fuel charge will remain 4.075¢ per kilowatt hour (kWh). Multiplying the new fuel charge by 1,000 kWh, which is approximately the average a residential home utilizes in a month, the cost equals $40.75 per 1,000 kWh for fuel.

Maintaining the fuel charge at its current rate during the summer months will help our customers keep their electric costs low. In fact, by holding the fuel charge at its current rate, Lakeland Electric will continue to have some of the lowest electric rates in the state. As with most electric utilities that generate their own power, the cost of fuel is directly passed onto the customers. This makes it an important part of Lakeland Electric’s ever ongoing effort to keep our customer’s electric costs low.

 

Residential Rates Based on 1,000 kWh Current Rates – Effective July 2018
Base Charge* (see below for breakdown of charges) $62.60 $62.60
Fuel Charge              $40.75 $40.75
TOTAL: $103.35 $103.35

 

*Base Charge
Customer Charge $  9.50/month
Energy & Smart Grid Charges $50.99/1000 kWh
Environmental Charge $  2.11/1000 kWh            
01Jun/18

Harrell’s Appoints Sales Director to Horticulture Division

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Lakeland, Florida, June 1, 2018 – Employee-owned Harrell’s, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Branch to Horticulture Sales Director.  Kevin has been with Harrell’s for sixteen years initially as a territory manager of the Central Florida region and for the past six years as a Key Account Manager.  He has more than twenty years in the industry in direct to customer sales-related positions, but Kevin’s initial experience began in Agriculture having been raised on his family’s peanut, cotton and tobacco farm. From there he earned his Associates of Science degree in Forest Technology from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA, before attending the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelors degree in Agriculture and his Masters degree in Plant Protection and Pest Management.

“Kevin has been integral in managing the needs of some of the largest nurseries in the country, most with multiple locations in geographic and agronomically distributed areas,” said Rick Helpingstine, Vice President of Horticulture. “We are looking forward to his assistance in our Western region as we continue to expand west of the Rockies.

Branch joins Norman Lafaille, Hort North and Scott Martiniere, Hort South on the Horticulture Leadership team headed up by Helpingstine. Kevin and his wife Rebecca together with their four daughters reside in Georgia.

In addition to being one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, employee-owned Harrell’s produces top-quality, custom blended fertilizers, wetting agents, specialty liquids and foliar nutritionals. Harrell’s guarantees stringent quality control procedures, tight manufacturing specifications and careful selection of raw materials for each product that carries the Harrell’s name.  They are also the world-class formulator and a leading world distributor of POLYON®, the industry’s superior controlled-release fertilizer technology. 

 

For more information about Harrell’s including their core values:  to serve, honor and glorify God, to take care of people, and to grow their financial strength, visit www.harrells.com.